The Woods (2006) - Trailer
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
Cast: Bruce Campbell, Rachel Nichols, Patricia Clarkson, Gordon Currie, Kathleen Mackey, Angela Bettis, Marcia Bennett, James Bradford, Linda Pine, Agnes Bruckner, Elizabeth Marleau, Colleen Williams, Jessica Kennedy, Jude Beny, Alissa Amato, Li Li, Stephanie Breton, Jammes Luckett, Lauren Birkell, Jane Gilchrist, Catherine Colvey, Maggie Castle, Cary Lawrence, Melissa Altro, Maia Balestriri, Amber Cull, Ivana Shein, Leslie Cottle, Emma Campbell, Anna Fuerstenberg
Director(s): Lucky McKee
Trailer: The Woods (2006)
Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.
Admittedly, The Woods barely holds the minimum requirements for a Bargain Bin column. Individually, there is no member of the cast who I would say it's a shock to see in a direct-to-DVD feature. But combining them all in one feature without even the briefest of a theatrical release is somewhat surprising. Given how long the film sat on the shelf before being quietly slipped to the home video market with a barebones DVD, you would think it was a true stinker, an embarrassment that the better known members of the cast would quietly drop from their resumes. The truth is the exact opposite.
http://www.theparallaxreview.com/columns/bargain_bin/the_woods.html via theparallaxreview
Synopsis:In 1965, after provoking a fire in a forest, the rebel teenager Heather Fasulo is sent to the boarding school Falburn Academy in the middle of the woods by her estranged mother Alice Fasulo and her neglected father Joe Fasulo. The dean Ms. Traverse accepts Heather in spite of the bad financial condition of her father. The displaced Heather becomes close friend of he weird Marcy Turner, while they are maltreated by the abusive mate Samantha Wise. During the nights, Heather has nightmares and listens to voices from the woods, and along the days she believes that the school is a coven of witches. When some students, including Marcy, simply vanish, Heather believes she will be the next one.